Doing business in today's digital-first economy means it is essential to build your online brand to promote and sell your products and services. Whether you do it yourself or hire someone, digital marketing is a critical part of doing business.
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A S.W.O.T. analysis is included as part of the competitive advantage in your business plan, and outlines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for your company. For your marketing plan, also create a S.W.O.T. analysis as it will assist with goal setting, resource planning, and deciding on what marketing tactics to use.
The business plan overview includes essential background information and a summary of your business. Writing the overview first gives you the key points to create an actionable business plan and will help you get started.
The global crisis we find ourselves in has upended our economy and forced brands to pivot their marketing plans to meet the needs of their audiences. Marketing during a crisis means that planned content business owners had on their calendars, required a ‘hold-stop’ or needed updating to meet the new needs of their audiences. There are steps to take to make sure you as a business owner know how to create the right content during a crisis.
The roadmap to a successful social media strategy begins with research. Research helps identify what social media tactics are right for your business. Conducting research will help you choose the right social media channels, know what type of content you need to create, and give you ideas now how to engage with your community.
Value, Trust and Experience are the three most important words to know when building a successful business and developing a winning marketing strategy. Know them, live them, and promote them!
Networking is an important part of connecting with the right people to help your business grow. LinkedIn offers a platform to help you take your offline events, online, so you can get the most out of your networking efforts.
Your website is an important, arguably the most important, marketing channel for any business. A website is key to building an online brand, lead generation, creating a positive customer experience, and getting repeat business. Here is how to prepare when building your first website.
When looking for ways to increase sales, entrepreneurs will often connect with current and potential customers by sending them an email. The challenge is that people receive a large number of emails in a day and not all emails are read. How do you write an email that your customers want to open?